Hot Dinners popped down to Knightsbridge last night for the launch of the Bulgari Hotel's pop-up hot chocolate bar. It's taking over the Spirit Room (tucked away off the main hotel bar) and will be selling hot beverages made from chocolate from Alain Ducasse's Paris-based chocolate factory. Each cup contains freshly grated dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids) and milk chocolate which you can mix with warm milk to just how you like it.
If you're after something a little stronger how about a glass of Selection Alain Ducasse Champagne or - just for the season - a hot toddy cocktail featuring walnut infused cognac, Frangelico, honey infused with anis stars, cloves and cinnamon and hot water?
On the bar's walls for the duration of the pop-up is a photography exhibition showcasing the Save the Children 'Stop Think Give' campaign featuring the likes of Naomi Watts and Gemma Arterton and a percentage of each hot chocolate sale will be donated to Save The Children.
The whole place is festooned with Christmas decorations right now and if it gets you in the mood, you can also pick up a mini ‘Bûches de Noël’ to take away with you.
The Bulgari Hotel is at 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW